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What's a cleric to do?

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What's a cleric to do?

#1 Postby Zeff » August 16th, 2016, 6:41 pm

I have wondered what happens when a priest or nun (for example) realises there's no Abrahamic god. It would be difficult to go to the job centre and start again, especially for the over-40s. This suggests one solution..
Don’t ask, don’t tell. There is a long-standing and unspoken taboo in many churches to the effect that inquiring pointedly about the religious beliefs of any church member – or, indeed of any pastor or other leader in the church – is not just bad form but altogether too aggressive and rude. this is a godsend (if I may put it thus) to many of our non-believing clergy participants, since they don’t have to worry overmuch about being put on the spot and forced to lie or confess. Source:

There are organisations to help recovering clerics and ex-religionists....

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